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The London Olympics are almost over, and there were many golds awarded today in a wide variety of sports.

I watched some of that live this afternoon -- men's soccer, women's mountain bike, women's basketball, women's team handball, etc.

Those contests were a lot more interesting than what NBC/Comcast wasted its first prime-time hour on tonight -- Tom Brokaw recounting how the British in London suffered during the Second World War, and how great Churchill was as a war leader.

Don't most people know that already?

Brokaw has turned his interest in his father's generation into a semi-brand -- "writing" best-selling books about the American "Greatest Generation" who won World War II in Europe and Asia.

Nothing wrong with that, though his father evidently was thousands of miles from any enemy bomb or bullet.

As an amateur history buff, I knew almost everything that Brokaw and NBC/Comcast devoted an hour to tonight.

Nothing new at all, but for a few minor details.

But even (or especially) people who don't know anything about World War II must have wondered whether they had the right channel.

Brokaw could have gotten himself another NBC/Comcast documentary about his usual subject, no heavy lifting there, rather than wasting an hour of prime time that was supposed to be about today's Olympic results.

Geez, the Olympics only happen every four years.

Can we please see more of the actual games, and less of the PR BS?  


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